NGO seeks jus­tice in ac­ci­dent vic­tim’s case

HT Ludhiana Live - - City - HT Live Correspondent ludhlivedesk@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

LUDHIANA: Seek­ing jus­tice in the case of Akhilesh Maingi, who died on Au­gust 6 as a mu­nic­i­pal garbage col­lec­tion truck hit him, the Akhilesh Maingi Me­mo­rial So­ci­ety wrote a let­ter to the Pun­jab gov­er­nor here on Thurs­day.

Akhilesh was a med­i­cal stu­dent of Class 12. Though po­lice of divi­sion seven had reg­is­tered a case against Dar­shan Lal, driver of the truck, un­der Sec­tion 304, could not ar­rest him af­ter even two months of the in­ci­dent.

Ashok Mal­ho­tra, a mem­ber of the so­ci­ety, said the de­ceased's fam­ily mem­bers had met po­lice com­mis­sioner SS Chauhan twice to en­sure the ar­rest of the driver.

Though the com­mis­sioner as­sured them of the driver's ar­rest, he was still roam­ing free.

Mal­ho­tra said Akhilesh's fam­ily was dis­ap­pointed, as the ac­cused was roam­ing free and was even driv­ing the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion truck.

He said the ac­cused filed an ap­pli­ca­tion for an­tic­i­pa­tory bail in the court of jus­tice SK Arora at district court, but his bail ap­pli­ca­tion had been re­jected.

The so­ci­ety had also sent let­ters to the chief min­is­ter and Pun­jab state hu­man rights com­mis­sion de­mand­ing jus­tice.

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